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Brenau Choir to fill your spirit with song

POSTED: March 7, 2013 1:30 a.m.

The Brenau University Gospel Choir’s will hold its second spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in Pearce Auditorium.

The program, free and open to the public, features contemporary gospel numbers like William Murphy’s "You Reign" and Maurette Brown-Clark’s "I Just Wanna Praise You." The group also plans to perform "Thou Most High," an original piece composed and arraigned by director Portia Burns, a Brenau University alumna and choral director for Gainesville Middle School.

Barbara Steinhaus, chair of the Brenau Music Department, said concertgoers can expect an evening filled with uplifting and spiritual music. She noted that previous performances by the unique choir, an interracial, multigenerational ensemble that performs music in the African-American spiritual tradition "have been special and moving experiences for the community."

The choir includes students, faculty and community members and welcomes new members at the beginning of each semester. The group practices at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts.

For information on Brenau’s music department, contact 770-538-4764 or

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